Chris joined the IceHogs in July of 2017 as Multimedia Manager, but he has been associated with the IceHogs since the team’s first game in October of 1999 when he was chosen as the team’s Public Address Announcer. Today, Chris still works as PA announcer but also has the added responsibilities of music director and manager of the video board.
Before the IceHogs, Chris spent 15 years as a freelance video producer creating television commercials and corporate videos for companies all over the Midwest. His resume also includes positions at 23 WIFR, The Tribune Company and Comcast. His work has garnered many regional and national awards, including 4 Emmy nominations and 2 Emmy Award wins.
In his spare time Chris likes to spend time with his wife Anna and daughter Monika, vacation at The Outer Banks of North Carolina and play with his two dogs, Stewie and Lola.
FUN FACT #1: Chris has served as public address announcer for Northern Illinois Huskies Football since 2004.
FUN FACT #2: Chris’ wife Anna worked as Merchandise Director for the IceHogs from 2005 to 2007 and was named Merchandise Director of the Year for the United Hockey League in 2007.
Favorite IceHogs Memory: Winning the UHL Colonial Cup Championship in 2007. There hasn’t been an atmosphere inside the arena quite like what we all experienced that night!
Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, whoever is playing the Cubs
Favorite College Team: NIU Huskies
Favorite Movie(s): District 9, Anchorman, Monsters Inc.
Favorite Music Artist(s): U2, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Journey, Travis Tritt, George Strait
Favorite Food: Mexican, Creole, Italian, Chinese